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CNN
Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
single one of us, and you can bet there's plenty going on behind the scenes. this past hour we heard from the president in the east room of the white house basically announcing he's inviting leaders from both houses of congress and from both political parties to meet with him at the white house next friday. just a couple of minutes ago, we heard the president say he's open to compromise and open to new ideas, but there's one point the president is sticking to -- higher taxes for people making higher incomes. take a listen. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000 aren't a asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> two hours before we saw the president, we saw the house speaker, republican, john boehner, said quote, everything on the revenue side and on the sp spending side has to be looked at but when it comes to specifics he put the ball firmly in barack obama's court. >> i don't want to box myself in or anyone else in. i think it is impo
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
with republican lawmakers. christine romans shows us how your money is in play. is your paycheck about to shrink? brianna keilar, three days after a bitter election, is either party really ready to budge? christine, nearly every american has money riding on this outcome, right? >> absolutely. the overall american economy does, too. let's talk about what the fiscal cliff is. starting in the beginning of the year because of a deal the congress did last year to raise the debt ceilings, all these things will go into play at the same time, big spending cuts, bush tax cuts expire, minimum tax cut goes away, payroll tax holiday goes away, unemployment benefits extension. whole bunch of things. middle income households making, say, $50,000 a year would see their tax bill rise $2,000. $2,000 for the year. immediately your paycheck, you would notice a change there o r overall, certainly in what you pay when you pay your taxes. this is the spending part of it. 8% to 10% cuts in budgets for everything you could think of, from the fda, centers to disease control, education, border patrol, cdc director has s
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am PST
regarding the fiscal cliff and his obama line. tell us what it is. >> that's right, suzanne. he has laid out that his negotiating terms include the following. he is willing to compromise and raise some revenue by altering some parts of medicare and medicaid on entitlement reforms. he is also insistent that some revenue be raised by changing the tax rates. you know, those bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year, and he has said that the wealthiest americans must pay more. we've heard it on the campaign trail over and over. one thing he has hit is that those who make $250,000 and more must pay more. maybe he'll move that number. who knows. he did say quite clearly the white house has that they would veto any bill that does not include a tax increase for the wealthiest americans, suzanne. >> jessica, we heard boehner, john boehner, actually within the last 30 minutes or so talking about that there are ways to raise revenue and spending cuts as well in a all options are on the table. do you think the white house sees that as some sort of opening, if you will, to negotiations? >> i think bot
CNN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00am PST
. the turnout was unprecedented. it was a record year of turnout. more people voted before election day using absentee ballots and voting early than ever before in our history. i think we should compliment the voters for their enthusiasm, for their commitment to democracy. but the fact is, elections are an administrative function. and if a -- decisions or judgments are made that the turnout is not going to be as high as it is or higher than it would be, you have to have enough offices open, enough ballot spaces, enough voting tabulators. and those are issues that are administrative. and the governor has directed me to present to him, and conversations here in the very near future solutions to the problem so it never happens again. he called me election night, said i want to know what we need to do and we're going to do it, we're moving ahead, lesson learned. >> i'm glad to hear lesson learned but i want to know why you did not know this going into this. florida has been the laughing stock of this country when it comes to problems at the ballot box. your particular jurisdiction is down in the
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